Flu Numbers Creep Higher in MS

Flu season's not over yet in Mississippi.  The State Health Department says the flu rate statewide edged up just slightly last week with 2.6 per cent of patients seeing their doctors having flu-like symptoms.  The CDC still classifies Mississippi as having minimal flu activity. ... Read More.

COVID Update: Numbers Down, Vaccine for Kids

There weren't as many COVID infections reported in this part of central Mississippi last week.  The State Health Department said Wednesday that there were 18 new cases in Leake County, 15 in Attala County and only six in Neshoba County.  The total for the... Read More.

Local COVID Update: Numbers Down in the Past Week

The COVID-19 numbers are looking better in this part of central Mississippi.  The State Health Department says there were only 26 new cases reported in the past week in Neshoba County, 20 in Leake County and 11 in Attala County.   The total of 57... Read More.

Monkeypox Cases Up Statewide, Area Numbers Stable

While the number of monkeypox cases in Mississippi continues to grow, there haven't been any additional cases in this part of the state.  The Health Department says the statewide total is now 52.  Most of those are in and around the Jackson area.   The... Read More.

Latest Medical Marijuana Application Numbers Released

The State Health Department has approved the applications of 23 medical practitioners to begin evaluating patients to see if they qualify for medical marijuana cards.  The applications of two others have been rejected, meaning they can reapply with additional information.   And two practitioners have... Read More.

COVID Update: Long Weekend Produces Low Numbers

The COVID-19 numbers the State Health Department released Tuesday covered a four-day period, averaging 467 new cases for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  In Neshoba County, there were 39 new infections reported,  Attala County had 18 and only 11 in Leake County.  But the... Read More.

COVID Numbers Down Sharply– More Pediatric Deaths

Health officials had predicted that the COVID-19 surge fueled by the omicron variant that we saw in Mississippi would turn around just as dramatically.  And it's playing out this week with only 587 new cases reported on Thursday-- about half as many as Wednesday... Read More.